Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Year 10

Year 10

Head of Year 10

Mrs McGarry

Email: j.mcgarry@towers.school

Welfare Manager

Gemma Oliver

07720592914

Email: g.oliver@towers.school

To contact the Head of Year or Welfare Manager, please call 01233 634171 ext 269.

The Head of Year is a member of our teaching staff who will work closely with our welfare team and will work to ensure the achievement and progress of an academic year group, providing support to tutors and parents to impact positively on student engagement and outcomes

In order to ensure that you are able to contact the correct member of staff with any queries you may have, please see the below breakdown. If you are uncertain, please call reception (01233 634171) who can help direct you to the relevant member of staff. Or you can email reception with your query and they will forward this to the relevant member of staff (reception@towers.school)

Welfare Manager - our Welfare Manager’s role has not changed; they will continue to support students and work closely with parents dealing with:  

  • Emotional concerns  
  • Peer to peer interactions
  • Out of school issues that could impact on the student in school
  • Any non-academic queries regarding a student

Head of Year - our Heads of Year will be happy to deal with:

  • Queries with behaviour for learning, detentions, isolation or internal exclusion.
  • Uniform/equipment.
  • Questions about a students overall academic progress.
  • Whole year group information. For example: parents evenings, open afternoons, expectation evenings etc.

Heads of Year will join their year group for family lunch so that students have daily contact with them. Heads of Year are classroom teachers and as such are contactable predominantly outside of the teaching day. This means they are likely to reply/ have meetings before 9:00 am or after 3:00 pm. For an urgent enquiry we suggest you call/email reception who will direct you to a member of staff to help.

Faculty Leads - They lead the team of teachers for each subject. You can contact a faculty lead for any subject specific questions such as:

  • Student progress in a specific subject.
  • Query about homework.
  • Test results.
  • Behaviour for learning in a particular subject.

All the faculty leads details are on our website under the ‘meet our staff’ tab. Or, please call or email reception who will pass your enquiry to the relevant member of staff.

Welcome Back Year 10

View document yr_10/general_year_10_letter_june_2020.pdf

Remote Learning

Student Guide

View document student_guide_-_remote_learning.pdf

 Parent Guide

View document parent_guide_-_remote_learning.pdf

How to Revise

View document yr_7/kb_revised__1_.pdf

Super Curriculum

At Towers School we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The ‘extra’ refers to an activity being outside of your regular curriculum. This might include doing a sport such as American Football, or enrolling in a First Aid course. Super-curricular activities are those that take your regular curriculum further. They take the subjects that you study in the classroom beyond that which your teacher has taught you or what you have done for homework. For example, you may go into more depth on something you picked up in the classroom, or learn about a new topic altogether.

These activities take a wide variety of forms, including reading, watching videos, independent research, and visiting places of interest.  Each student in years 7-11 has been provided with a super-curriculum booklet detailing these activities.

View document yr_10/year_10_super_curriculum.pdf

Unifrog - Helping students find their future

Unifrog is a complete destinations platform that allows students to search for opportunities and make applications for their next steps. Click here to sign in.

If you are having trouble logging in or would like more information, please contact Mrs Elson - v.elson@towers.school

Parent Handbook

 

 Improve Grades

Current

Attendance

Days

Missed

Weeks

Missed

Lessons

Missed

Average

Grade

95-100%

9

2

50

5

90-94%

19

4

100

4

85-89%

29

6

150

4

80-84%

38

8

200

3

75-79%

48

10

250

3

70-74%

57

11.5

290

1

65-69%

67

13.5

340

1

 Improve Your Grades Now 

EVERY LESSON, EVERY DAY, EVERY MOMENT IMPROVES YOUR GRADES 

Just 1 day missed every 2 weeks = 10% absence 

This is ONE WHOLE MONTH every year

 

Family Learning Evening

View document yr_10/year_10_family_learning_evening_sept_2019.pdf

Assessment, Recording and Reporting (ARR)

View document yr_10/arr_handbook_year_10___11_2019-20.pdf

 

Homework / Prep

Term Dates

Enrichment

Performing Arts